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rn" grant, and... - beaches resorts is a proud sponsor of "the electric company," connecting bright ideas and countless outlets for high-energy excitement. - so? - oh, my goodness. i just loved your invitations. i thought they were just the greatest. - thank you. i did them myself. - really? - yes. did you like the blue cursive? - uh-huh. i love the blue. it's totally your color. - hey. it's your big day, lottie falingerwinkershoff. we're all so proud of you. - thank you, mr. buster bookietinkerflam. - lottie, this is so exciting. - i'm not used to all this attention. - solar eclipse in 2 hours and 12 minutes. are you wishing for any talent in particular? - no. not really. - well, good luck.
- thank you, mrs. skunkohferdelopticus. - ok. explain this whole thing to me again. - sure. it must be very confusing. - yeah, it is a little bit. - when skeleckians are born, they get one of these plants. it's called an orangachoke. - oh, and it has special powers, right? - right. as you know, this afternoon, there's going to be a solar eclipse. - oh, yeah. the moon is going to cross in front of the sun. the sunlight will be blocked and it will get dark. right? - yes. that's right. and if you're a skeleckian around my age, you can't wait for the eclipse. - why? - because during the eclipse, your orangachoke begins to glow, and when it opens, you get a special talent. - oh, so when the orangachoke opens, it gives you a talent? oh, i love that. - see that guy? bill shermootafippikov? - yeah. - he got musical talent. - oh, yeah. he's a great trombone player. so, are you going to get something like that? - i don't know. - hi, lottie.
let me give you a good-luck hug. - thank you, mrs. einakleinanachtensteuben. - i've known you since you were an itty-bitty, little girl. - yes, i know, mrs. einakleinanachtensteuben. - and look at you know. you're such a big girl. and i hope your orangachoke contains all the talents that you dream of. - thank you, mrs. einakleinanachtensteuben. - oh, boy. she got all choked up. this is a pretty big deal, huh? - it's the biggest day in the life of a skeleckian kid. oh, no. my orangachoke is missing. - are you sure? - it was right here in my bag and now it's gone. i've got to find it before the eclipse or else i won't get my talent. - wait. what is this? danny! hey, you guys!
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- hey, dad, do we have any artichokes back there? - know what? as a matter of fact, we do. - does it give you talent? - well, no, but we cook this up and eat part of the leaves, and then down in the center is the heart of the artichoke which is very tasty. - it's just like an orangachoke, only it's green and you eat it. - and it has no talent. - don't say that! of course you have talent, little artichoke. - lisa, that's kooky. - hector, didn't we just finish saying that artichokes have hearts? - yeah, but--wait, i'm not arguing about this. no. we're getting back to the problem. so...during the eclipse... - oh. the orangachoke opens and she gets a special talent. - but if you don't have your orangachoke during the eclipse... - then i do not get my special talent. i'm like an artichoke. - artichokes may have talent that we don't know about. - ok, guys, guys, we need to focus. we only have an hour until the eclipse. - ok. i'm going to make an eclipse.
here's the moon, here's the earth, here's the sun. when the moon crosses between the earth and the sun, the moon will make a shadow on the earth and then it gets dark. - nice, man. ok, so we'd better figure out danny's clue. - ok. - um... frying pan, then an o, then--what is that? - it's a ram. - uh, plus an "a." - frying panorama? - panorama. you know, like a big view of everything. - hmm? - ok. panorama. then top... - of the... - broken leg. - oh, castle. the leg is in a cast. - hmm. - top of the cast? - l-e. "le." - panorama--top of the castle. - top of the castle? there are no castles here. - yes, there is. there's the castle over on the east side of the park. - yeah, and on the top, there is a panoramic view.
- all right. let's go to the castle. - let's roll. come on. come on. - oh. i think you're talented. here you go - we'll see you later, lisa. - see ya. - when i was younger in miss cornbender's class, i wrote a story about a sheep who could speek, and do you know what she did? she put a big "x" over the word "speek." it turns out that "speak" is spelled with an "a" in it. "ee" makes the "e" sound in "sheep," but if you want to make the same "e" sound in "speak," you have to use the "e-a."
and so i say, "well, how will i know which one to use, miss cornbender?" and she said that she would teach us these one word at a time, and so i sat in my seat without a peep and i learned "sleet" and "sleep" and "feet" and "fleet" and "weed" and "need" and all the words that use "ee." and then i learned "speak" and "read" and "mean" and "lean" and "clean" and "bean" and all the words that use "ea." and that just made me want to scream. in fact, i think i will. and... - [grunting]
- ready, set, go! - it's e, e, as in "take the lead." - i'll take the lead, all right. - oh, boy. meatballs. - meatballs? mm-mm. - meatballs are bad. he's cheating. - he is cheating. - clean off the meatballs. - yeah.. see you, meatballs. now we're back in the lead. - nice teamwork. - thank you, bob. - today on "the big face face-off," it's hector versus danny. - in this duel, i will use the "ea" sound. - ea. ea. - i will use the "ea" sound as well. i love a good feast. - that's funny. my beast loves a good feast, too.
- uhh! [munch] - that's funny. um... my duck will freak out your beast. - quack. - huh? - how is that waddling duck going to freak out my big beast? - [quacking] - aah! - stay away or i'll scream. [screaming] - [quacking] - that was pretty neat. you hungry? - [quack] - have a seat. - [quack] - how much time until the eclipse? - it's gonna be pretty soon. i'd say a half-hour, tops. - ok. here we are. - whoa! this is amazing.
- wow. what a view. - you can see everything from up here. - definitely a panorama. - but what are we doing here? - if i know danny, we're looking for another rebus puzzle. - right here. - oh. monster and a b. what does that mean? - no. that isn't a monster plus a "b." it's a monster minus a "b." - that doesn't make sense, either. but maybe it's not a monster. - hmm. it's "beast." and "beast" minus "b" is "east." then which way is east? - that way! - ah. - [humming] - oh, can i borrow that? - hmm. - thank you. - [humming]
- [sigh] shock? - where? - right there. - he's pointing over there. - oh, i see it. - what is that? - it's an enormous rebus puzzle. - ah. it says, "re-tree." - "re-shrub"? - doesn't make any sense. - oh, yeah, like "re-tree" made sense? ha ha. - it says "re-bush. - oh... - it must be from danny rebush. - what? did you say danny rebush? - you mean the danny we're looking for is danny rebush. - no, wait. i think you mean danny rebus. - oh. i thought his name was rebush. when i sent him an invitation to the solar eclipse celebration... - wait, did you put danny rebush on the invitation? - yes. - oh... - is that bad?
- i mean, ordinarily it wouldn't be, but we're talking danny rebus here. - is he really that touchy? - yeah. - [all talking at once] - while we were in kindergarten, i gave him a cookie and he said, "thank you," and i forgot to say, "you're welcome." he didn't talk to me for a year. - wow. that's touchy. so all of this is about an "h"? he took my orangachoke on the biggest day of my life because i accidentally changed his name from "rebus" to "rebush"? - yeah. - we've gotta find him. - well, look, i'm sure he's around here somewhere... - keith, how about you and i let everybody know that lottie's on her way? - great. we'll meet you there, ok? let's go, guys. we gotta rush. come on. hey, paul. thanks, man. - [grunts, hums] - [beatboxing]
- ♪ transformer h - ♪ can't wait to show you ♪ all the things it can do - ♪ hey - ♪ when it comes behind ♪ the letters c, s, and t ♪ it changes up the sound, stick around ♪ ♪ you'll see what i mean ♪ c all by itself makes a hard sound ♪ - ♪ k-uh - ♪ transformer h comes around with a new sound ♪ - ♪ ch-uh - ♪ it turns "cat" into "chat" ♪ "case" into "chase" - ♪ hey - ♪ "cow" into "chow," i think you got it now ♪ ♪ s - ♪ oh, yes - ♪ you don't have to guess ♪ when it's all alone, makes a sound like a snake ♪ ♪ but add the "h" and it's a whole different thang ♪ ♪ "sake" turns to "shake," "same" turns to "shame" ♪ ♪ oh, yeah ♪ and last but not least is the, is the "t" ♪ ♪ by itself, i tend to think it is hard as can be ♪ ♪ but when you add the "h" you will see ♪ ♪ "tick" becomes "thick" and "tree" becomes "three" ♪
♪ whoa-oa - ♪ transformer h - ♪ ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪ - ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh - ♪ oh-oh-oh - ♪ come on - ♪ transformer h - ♪ i got a pocket full of hs that i'm not afraid to use ♪ ♪ i keep a couple extras in the laces of my shoes ♪ ♪ when i run into a cat, i can have a little chat ♪ ♪ if a bat is in my path, i can make him take a bath ♪ ♪ got a pocket full of hs that i'm not afraid to use ♪ ♪ got a pocket full of hs that i'm not afraid to use ♪ [breathing heavily] ♪ and if i see my buddy gus, i can always make him gush ♪ ♪ one summer at the camp, i made him be the champ ♪ ♪ got a pocket full of hs that i'm not afraid to use ♪ ♪ got a pocket full of hs that i'm not afraid to use ♪ ♪ i love using my hs ♪ hey! - hey, there he is! come on. come on. - there you are, danny rebus.
- i don't know any danny rebus. my name is danny rebush. - please. i am sorry for making this mistake. - i don't think you really mean it. - do you doubt that she's sorry? - yes. i am very dubious. - i am so, so, so, so, so, so, so sorry i misspelled your name. please. accept my deepest apology. - eh. still dubious. - danny, give her back her orangachoke right now. - why should i? she invited our whole school to her eclipse party and i'm the only one whose name she couldn't manage to spell? you think that's an accident? this is why i am dubious. - you are right. i insulted you, even if i did so accidentally. but would it help if, when i receive my talent, that i share it with you?
- ok. i can live with that. the orangachoke is in my backpack. let's go! - you think learning a new talent will make danny a nicer guy? - i'm dubious about that. - yeah. me, too. - attention, please. the eclipse is about to begin. please be certain you are wearing your special eclipse glasses. looking directly at the sun is very dangerous for your eyes, especially during an eclipse. and good luck, lottie! - it's getting darker. - wow. - this is it. the moon is crossing over the sun.
it's happening. it's happening! yeah! - my talent is dancing! ♪ open up your 'choke and let your talent shine ♪ ♪ yeah, everyone has talent and now i got mine ♪ ♪ i could feel it moving through me ♪ ♪ in the dark of the eclipse ♪ it started in my feet and then it moved up to my hips ♪ ♪ now i can dance the orangachoke, dance the orangachoke ♪ ♪ let me take you through it, you can do it with me ♪ ♪ come on now! ♪ move it to the right ♪ you can do it, danny - oh--oh--oh, ok. - ♪ move it to the left ♪ put a little wiggle in that fanny ♪ ♪ now you can be the moon - all right. - ♪ and i will be the sun - ok. - ♪ now we eclipse each other, go, danny ♪ - this is fun!
talk about it now. let's go. baby. uhh! - whoo! whoo! - ♪ i'm gonna do the orangachoke ♪ - ♪ do the orangachoke - ♪ do the orangachoke - ♪ do the orangachoke - ♪ do the orangachoke - ♪ now you heard me - ♪ i'm gonna do the orangachoke ♪ - ♪ come on, now - ♪ do the orangachoke - ♪ orangachoke - ♪ do the orangachoke - ♪ orangachoke - ♪ if you lose your talent - ♪ uh-huh - ♪ you'll never lose your balance ♪ - ♪ i know ♪ baby, we're not jokin', we're just orangachokin, yeah ♪ - ♪ i'm gonna do the orangachoke ♪ ♪ do the orangachoke - ♪ orangachoke, yeah - ♪ do the orangachoke - ♪ orangachoke, yeah - ♪ i'm gonna do the orangachoke ♪ ♪ do the orangachoke - ♪ oh, yeah [applause] - ♪ you're golden if you can tell ♪
♪ the difference between "bold" and "bolt" ♪ ♪ you're golden if you can tell ♪ ♪ the difference between "cold" and "colt" ♪ ♪ "bold" and "bolt," very tricky words ♪ ♪ because they both sound very similar ♪ ♪ let me break it down for you so you won't get so confused ♪ ♪ if you like to hold on to things you like ♪ ♪ that'd be right ♪ but if you tried to holt on to things you life ♪ ♪ you'd be out of luck ♪ 'cause the word doesn't really exist, yeah ♪ ♪ now you know the difference ♪ "bold" and "bolt," "cold" and "colt ♪ ♪ "mold" and "molt," yeah, you're golden ♪ ♪ you're golden if you can tell ♪ ♪ the difference between "mold" and "molt" ♪ ♪ you're golden if you can tell ♪ ♪ the difference between "meld" and "melt" ♪ ♪ you're golden if you can tell ♪ ♪ the difference between "mold" and "molt" ♪ ♪ you're golden
you first look at this word and you see "m-e." "me." me-l. "meal." meal? i'm thinking we back up and go with short "e" instead. mm-eh. meh. l. mel-t. melt. melt-e-d. melted. yeah. that's exactly what happened. my ice cream melted and it was a major bummer. - hey, let's change the "ld" to "lt." - let's do it.
- [horse whinnies] - yee-hah. - it's s-s-s-s-so c-c-c-cold i can see my breath. - it's sssso c-c-cold i can see my words. -it's s-s-s-s-so c-c-c-cold i can see my thoughts. that's cold. - one touchy reptile and one dubious policeman. so different, yet so the same. - aah! i was minding my own business when i saw this horrible venomous reptile. - venomous? i'm dubious about that. most reptiles are harmless. don't worry, little guy. i'll get to the bottom of this. - aw, she hurt my feelings. [siren wailing]
- slow down. - oh, what? you don't like my driving? - don't be so touchy. - i am not touchy. - i'm dubious about that. - rolling into a theater near you. - butter, butter, eat. [laughter] - butter, butter, eat. [laughter] - it's delicious. - thank you. - mr. watson, this is one slammin' artichoke. - mm. - [laughs] that's awesome. - oh, what's this? a little artichoke party? - yeah, man. sit down. join us. - oh, is that my invitation? - come on, danny. there were no invitations. it just happened. - i'm dubious about that. - it's true, danny. - i see how it is. i'll get you back, electric company. you mark my words.
- you know what i've noticed? - what? - he's kind of touchy. [laughter] - yeah. - all right, back to the artichokes. [laughter] - you play the games, i get the points. well, that's if you play for me. go to pbskidsgo.org. there's tons of new games all the time. play for me! and if you don't, well, then you do what you have to do, but don't think i won't find out. - go! - [beatboxing] - ♪ yo, the time is now, the day is here ♪ - ♪ the rhythm that you're feelin' ♪ ♪ the music in your ear ♪ the charge is electric, and all you got to do is ♪ - ♪ plug it in - ♪ plug it in - ♪ well, imagine a world where everything around you ♪ ♪ every sight and sound will astound you, surround you ♪ ♪ before you know it, even you have the power ♪ ♪ to bring a word to life! that's right! - that's right! ♪
- ♪ that's what we do, we're the electric company ♪ ♪ inviting all of you to all the possibilities ♪ ♪ learning to write and learning to read ♪ ♪ having a good time while we plant the seeds ♪ ♪ and once you get it, you have to share it ♪ ♪ discovering your power - ♪ you own it, you wear it - ♪ proud, and you shout it out loud! ♪ - ♪ electric company - ♪ is in town - ♪ oh! - [all talking at once] - broken leg. - cast. the leg is in a cast. - top of the cast. - l-e. - [indistinct] - oh, oh. - [boy and girl talking at once] - wow. [laughter] - whoa! this is so exciting! - and then she taught us about homonyms, words like "meat" and "meet." one is the kind of meat that you--you-- oh, i skipped a beat. hold on. - skipped a beat. - [laughs] - i'm david lee. watch "the electric company" 24/7 right here on www-- [laughter]
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welcome to "bbc world news," broadcasting our viewers on pbs in america and also of around the globe. clearing the jungle, french riot police detained nearly 300 as they break up a migrant camp. and, it is london fashion week, which is the grand old age of 25. can it still retained that maverick image? hello to you. if public commitments from world leaders were all it took, there were within days be a dramatic and binding international agreement to combat climate change. all day at the united nations, they have been declining, but rhetoric, of course, is easier than the technical fine print. china pledged cuts but said no specific target.
president obama faces a battle pushing through anything in the u.s. from new york, the bbc's diplomatic correspondent. >> the threat to life on the planet is clear. most scientists or governments agree, global warming must be limited, greenhouse gas emissions cut. president obama, feeling the political heat of american resistance to political change, came to the united nations with an appeal, not a promise. >> our generation's response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it boldly, swiftly, and together, we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe. >> air travel is certainly not the world's worst polluter, but it is highly visible. after years of pressure, major airlines now say they will cut emissions in half by midcentury. cleaner, less thirsty engines will have to play a big part.
>> we've got to demonstrate that we will invest in new technology. we will invest in research. we will play our part to curb our growth. >> although air travel produces less than 2% of global emissions now, the number of flights is climbing, and one estimate suggests the industry could produce a quarter of all emissions in the developed world by 2015. the airlines say that emissions will not level off until 2020, but the new pledge is to cut drastically after that, down by 50% by 2015. . by 2050. today's united nations is all about pressuring big polluters to make cuts, putting china and the united states in the spotlight. together, their countries are responsible for 40% of all global emissions. all eyes on hu jintao as he
arrived. until now, he had refused blind -- binding pledges, claiming the rich west for pollution, but the chinese do worry about climate change, especially now they have overtaken america as top polluter. the staggering pace of china's industrialization means their emissions will keep rising, but now, they are talking about limiting that rise. president hu promised increase energy efficiency so that emissions would grow less quickly than his economy, but others question is that will be enough. china's concession should improve prospects for a new global climate treaty at copenhagen in december, but for that, everyone has to give ground. >> president obama's agenda at the united nations switched quickly from climate change to the middle east as he brought together the israeli and palestinian leaders. he called for the formally launch of peace talks. the urge -- he urged palestinian leaders to reduce incitement and
called for restraint. he is making initiatives again next week. george mitchell seems to be optimistic about that task. >> first, the reality is that while differences remain between them, we have made substantial progress, and without being argumentative, i would not characterize their positions as being so far apart right now. secondly, it is precisely because there are still differences and that we need to move forward back the president elected to hold this meeting -- that the president elected to hold this meeting, for the very purpose to impress upon these parties the need for urgency. >> watch the moon in the region. in a moment, we'll hear from bethany bell in jerusalem, but first, a palestinian view from the west bank.
>> this is right in the heart of ramallah in the west bank. it is pretty lively, as you can see. is the day marking the end of the holy month of ramadan. lots of people doing a lot of eating over the course of the next few days, but i think people will be watching closely events in europe but not with any great sense of optimism. >> hundreds of times they had met for the last 20 or 30 years, and always, they say that it is going to be ok, but the results are rarely ok. >> i think mr. abbas should pressure israel. we have been under occupation for 60 years. >> we are expecting a good life for the palestinians because we are looking for our rights. we are trusting our president, not obama. american policy is the same,
whether under bush or obama, but we are trusting our president that he is trying to get our rights. >> for the israeli perspective, let's go to my colleague in jerusalem. >> i am in a street in jerusalem, which is a long way from new york. americans are hoping the talks there could have a direct impact on people's lives here, but are the israelis as optimistic? >> i believe that it will not bring any progress. basically, the problem is not between israel and palestinians. it is between israel and radical islam. so there is nothing to hope for. >> even though we do not see the results immediately, it is a long process to grow into
something much different. >> we need some pressure. it will make things move. things are static for 50 years, not moving. more -- 60 years. nothing is moving. >> it is good to have someone to move the business. >> people here have seen peace talks, and go. expectations are pretty low, and it is going to take a lot to shake the skepticism. >> in the honduran capital, they have to control of the area around the embassy. zelaya has taken refuge there. >> fighting on the streets of tegucigalpa as thousands of supporters of the ousted president gathered outside the brazilian embassy.
he had taken refuge inside. he said he was ready to dialogue with the interim government, but today, it was his followers who bore the brunt. >> there are prisoners. they are throwing tear gas bombs. they are corrupt. we want them to help us. >> mr. zelaya's supporters hope that america might help and that brazil might media, but the current president has given that idea short shrift. >> the brazilian embassy should give them asylum or hand them over, and i want to warn our friends in the red and black shirts that we are not going to allow property to be damaged. >> brazil has called on the interim government to negotiate with mr. zelaya, and he himself has called for a new dialogue. >> my presence here is an
opportunity to turn honduras into what people want -- a society with peace and dialogue and consensus. >> but with a curfew in the capital and riot police on the streets, that consensus seems a distant prospect. >> burglaries in south africa have increased by 27%, and overall crime is up, but the number of murders has fallen by more than 3%. the figures come from the latest statistics just a year before south africa host the world cup. police in northern ireland have launched a big security operation as their new commander takes his post. the threat is from dissident republicans who rioted for three nights last week shortly after three people were jailed for plotting a rocket attack on a police patrol. britain's attorney-general has been fined $8,000 under a law she helped to draft. opposition parties are saying
the position as the government's chief legal officer is now untenable. prime minister gordon brown says she made an inadvertent mistake. at least 270 migrants, many of them -, have been detained in northern france as police cleared up the makeshift camp known as the jungle. it has been housing asylum seekers trying to smuggle themselves into britain. there have been clashes and arrests as local protesters tried to protect them. >> some were carried, some were tried, but mainly, they just followed quietly. of the discounting from potestas and scuffles of police, the dream of starting new lives in britain. activists yelled for the arrests to stop, but the police were under instruction to empty this camp, and they followed their orders to the letter.
in the processing line, each migrant told his story, hoping it would be enough to win him asylum. more than a quarter of those rounded up our -, children who have been living in squalor for months. on a tour of the site, the french immigration ministers said -- sent a strong message to traffickers -- that squatting no longer offered a ticket to anyone. the authorities were quick to wipe out all traces of the camp, but the migrants themselves would not be cleared away so easily. looking at all the pathetic bits and pieces still lying around, it is almost unimaginable to think that this used to be home to 800 migrants. but something does not add up. police today arrested 276 people, so where did all the rest go?
some of the detained men will be given asylum in france, but all wanted to come to britain. >> some said they had family members in the u.k. and wanted to go to join them, and others said they had the perception that it would be easier to find a job in the u.k., a perception again that the u.k. is the land of milk and honey and seems to be rising in these migrants. >> many from the jungle will simply be deported. no matter, they say. they will just try again. they still have their eye on britain. >> stay with us. still to come, and quite a long time ago, and probably another two weeks before final results in the afghan presidential election. they say the recount is a waste of time and only being done to satisfy the west. first, though, one of the greatest rivalries in chess has been renewed. 25 years ago, kasparov played
karpov. this time, the meeting will be strictly limited to 12 games. >> karpov vsd. kasparov. for chess lovers, this is as good as the game gets. two of the greatest players locking horns 25 years since their first historic encounter. >> we have a duty to recover some great memories. >> today in spain, they resumed their rivalry with the first of 12 quick fire games. when they first met, it was more of an epic. the year was 1984, and for nearly half of it, they did battle. karpov's improbable but stayed positional play against kasparov's irresistible but mercurial brilliance.
after five months and with the score 5-3, the match was called off after fierce the players -- fears the players were exhausted. by the time they met again the following year, kasparov was ready to take the crown, a title he held since 2000. he then left the chess board for that of russian politics, briefly being arrested for political dissent. in jail, his old upon and visited him. the rivalry is intense, but the respect neutral. today's contest a reminder why for so many of the 10 million people who will be watching, they remain the best players ever. >> the latest headlines for you on "bbc world news" -- world leaders attending declined somewhat in new york have been
warned time is running out to tackle global warming. palestinian and israeli leaders have agreed to restart middle east peace talks after an appeal from president obama. the head of the commission investigating the widespread allegations of fraud in last month after an election now says the final results will not be known for 10 to 14 days. western governments have pushed for a thorough investigation. they want whoever is declared winner to be seen as a credible victory. that is not a point of view shared by many afghans. in the capital, we have been gauging public opinion. >> it is one of the holiest times of the year. the muslim festival that marks the end of ramadan, the month of fasting. it is a time to celebrate. what do afghans' think of a presidential election so flawed by claims of corruption? the message from the mosque is clear.
"we cannot claim to have a proper western-style election. the situation here is not favorable to that. we cannot meet all the expectations. we should accept the results, even if it is only a small achievement." it is hard to find afghans who want to face the trauma of a second round. this man is a bus driver. he and his family voted for the opposition candidate. a second round runoff is the only hope for him. even so, they are against it. >> i don't know what we would achieve in a second round. it will cost money. a lot of people here are poor. we should accept the results and spending money on other things. >> in afghanistan, elections bring violence. they can also bring ethnic tension. it took real courage last -- too low last month, and few here want to do it all again. -- it took real courage to vote last month. >> why would i be enthusiastic
about the second round? would it be a free and fair second round? if you ask ordinary people, they are against this situation. they say we should just get it over because we need to live. we need to feed our families. we need to have a normal life. >> election rules might still demand a second round, but many here believe the turnout would be lower and the result less credible still. >> if there is public demand for a second round or a long drawn- out investigation into fraud, it is not coming from the afghan public. it is coming from outside the country. governments fighting and in some cases dying have to persuade their populations back home that it is worth the sacrifice. an election that is widely perceived to be corrupt or even stolen mix justifying the war efforts harder. >> both the u.s. and britain have recently outlined billion dollar plans for ambitious high- speed rail networks.
what will they look like? spain may have the answer. they only entered the market in 1992. it looks set to overtake japan and france next year as the country with the most tracks. >> the future of long distance travel looks like this. at least, that is what spain hopes, having invested billions in high-speed rail. these early morning passengers at madrid's station are headed for barcelona, a trip which is to take for a half hours, but with today's bullet train, the journey time has been cut by almost half. at this hour, the clientele is mostly business, people who in the past would have flown to barcelona, but now, for the first time, a majority of travelers on this route are choosing the train. >> it is a much faster and convenient way.
it only takes an hour and a half. it is comfortable. i can work here. i can read. >> door to door, the train is quicker. spain only entered the race for high-speed rail in 1992, but it has caught up fast. the government's here boasts that the -- that by next year, will have the most extensive network of high-speed rail in the world, overtaking japan and france. it says that by 2020, nine out of 10 spaniards will have a high-speed rail station within 30 miles of their home. >> our one-station stop was a a city mid-way between madrid and barcelona, which logically enough is selling itself as a meeting place. all around the station, hotels and conference centers have sprung up during the bullet train has brought more tourists and given the city an image boost.
>> technology is very important because the company'ies need it. >> with ticket prices similar to the airlines, it is making an operating profit, and another 120 billion euros of investment has been promised by the government, but in a recession, some think that is not achievable. >> now, we are in an economic crisis, and the government has to choose very carefully where the resources can be assigned, and high-speed rail, for me, is not a priority. >> there may be doubts about whether a government in the red can sustain its investment, but never before has barcelona been so connected to madrid. it is impressive, and there are lessons here for others.
>> 26 london fashion week ends tomorrow appeared around 60 shows in six days services some of the biggest names in london fashion. many designers are younger than the show itself. in 25 years, it is still the tradition of bringing to the for some of the brightest young people in the industry. we went along to see what the future may look like. >> london fashion week 1984. a young man completely stole the show. dolly on the's collection was amazing. the emergence as young fashion stars set a trend for the next 25 years. since then, london has developed a reputation as an average of fashion shows -- edgy and
innovative. >> they have wonderful fashion shows here. they put creativity and talent and imagination first, and i think that is very helpful, and also because there is less emphasis on being commercial and selling. >> london has a reputation for nurturing new talent. in 1993, an organization was set up to provide funding for young designers. >> it is great to raise the profiles of brands or start a new brand because there are so many people coming because they want to see something new and creative, and london is the kind of creative fashion city. >> as the experience of one reason credit goes to show, appearing at fashion week can do wonders for your career.
this is young british designer christopher cain's latest collection. he first appeared three years ago. now, his designs are on sale here at top shops, and that is really what london fashion week is designed to do, give young designer is the opportunity to be spotted by all the big buyers. after all, fashion is a serious business, and it is about getting the close of the catwalk and on to real people first -- getting the clothes off the catwalk and on to real people. but it is difficult to break into the industry. with people being able to produce the trends there quickly, people can get their fashion fixed at a fraction of the price. in the past, london fashion week has been criticized for being vague on ideas but low on professionalism. there were claims it lacked
commercial credibility, and some designers started going elsewhere. but this year, the top designers are here in force. and the presence of major labels is crucial. the british fashion council is to convince this industry that london is still worth watching. the challenge now is to show it can attract big names without forcing new talent off the runway. >> while we are on the subject of showing off a bit, one of japan's biggest body building competitions has been highlighting some of its more senior participants. a group of over 70 competitors showed off their physique in front of a much younger audience in tokyo. this is last year's senior where. the oldest competitor is one year short of 80.
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